Open University - open to all
Finnish universities organise Open University courses for all; you can take part regardless of your age, educational aims or previous schooling. You can study and complete university courses from many different fields at the Open University. Most of the courses offered are basic-level studies taught in Finnish. Finnish Open Universities offer only a few courses taught in English. In order to complete the courses you must already have a good command of Finnish/English.
Open University education is arranged in cooperation with university departments. Its objectives and requirements correspond to those of regular degree studies. Open Universities cannot award degrees, but credits are transferable and can be incorporated into a university degree. Because Open University studies are part-time and general in nature, students are not entitled to financial aid or other social benefits for students.
Students may have different goals: to improve general knowledge, to upgrade their basic education or to work toward self-development. Studying at the Open University also provides an idea of what studying at university is like and helps one to prepare for academic degree studies. If you become a student in a university, you can include your studies at the Open University to your degree.
Contacting the Open University
General information and study guidance:
Phone: +358 2 333 6424
Office open: Mon-Fri 9 am.-4 pm.
The Open University of University of Turku
Brahea Centre for Training and Development
Lemminkäisenkatu 14 - 18 A
20014 TURUN YLIOPISTO